Let's develop the WAI process together in solidarity to face up to more difficult challenges
We brotherly invite all organizations, networks and movements of inhabitants to coordinate their forces at a local, regional, national, continental and global level and to aim ahead on the basis of what has been agreed, beginning from the debates that took place at each event connected to WAI in Tunis and to the Declaration.
To all Inhabitants' Organisations and Networks:
At a time when social movements are facing very powerful adversaries in difficult conditions, the World Assembly of Inhabitants (WAI) in Tunis has been able to achieve its goal of consolidating a common space, open to all urban and rural inhabitants around the world.
Today, inhabitants' organizations in many countries have begun to speak the same languages, and to meet and plan common initiatives, in solidarity with each other.
We're happy because this is one of the aims we've struggled for. But obviously it's not sufficient. Now we must face up responsibly to more difficult challenges - for the good of the planet, for the good of nature, and for the good of human beings - especially to help to change the neoliberal capitalist system's model/ paradigm.
Therefore, it's fundamentally important to guarantee the continuity of this space for the convergence of struggles, and to make our voices and our presence heard, starting with concrete shared initiatives like: organize the World Zero Eviction Days – for the Righ to Habitatin October, creating Joint Promoting Committees at a local level;reinforce the International Tribunal of Evictions at Geneva like a common instrument such as the Joint Steering Committee, and the dissemination of a Call to present cases; share elaboration of the World Map of Urban Habitat; call to support campaigns to housing one billion people in the coming period; support the creation of the pan-African Network of inhabitants; help to kick-start a campaign to fulfill the social function of the land, of our cities, and of housing at a world level, defending the common goods in this way.
At the same time, whoever has participated in, and recognizes the WAI process, has a right and a duty to analyze and evaluate the progress made by the convergence process so far, in order to put forward suggestions for improvements that could expand it and involve more people.
Therefore the International Alliance of Inhabitants (IAI) would like to brotherly invite all organizations, networks and movements of inhabitants to coordinate their forces at a local, regional, national, continental and global level.
We are also asking people to aim ahead on the basis of what has been agreed, beginning from the debates that took place at each event connected to WAI in Tunis, and in the Declaration reporting these debates.
These include organizational guidelines setting out concrete mechanisms for coordination at different levels to allow for an effective participation of all, aimed at precise objectives, with a planning calendar to be jointly agreed on.
The Volunteer translator for housing rights without frontiers of IAI who has collaborated on the translation of this text was: